Monday, December 31, 2012


Look who is back on the blog today! Lena was on the blog last month (you can read about it here) and I couldn't be more excited to have her again! 

Tell me a little bit about yourself.

I'm a 30something mom blogging from a small farming community in Quebec, Canada.  The blog is full of my favorite things... fashion, photography, pop culture, my kids, my family, etc!

What inspired you to start blogging?

I started as a way to document my son's milestones... it grew gradually from there!

Where can we find you?

What kind of posts can we find on your blog?

Fashion &a stuff about my life, mostly... I leave the DIYs & tutorials to my fabulous sponsors!!

Do you have anything special going on with your blog? 

For the remainder of December, use code DRESSY for 20% off all ads

What are your winter MUST HAVES? 

Hot chocolate & warm boots!

Does your family have any holiday traditions?

We just try to spend as much time together as possible!

Do you have any new year’s resolutions?

I'd LOVE to spend less & lose weight. Also perform more random acts of kindness!

What goals do you have for your blog for the upcoming year?

I want my blog to stay as "me" as possible.  I've gained over 1000 in the past year, but 2013 is not about numbers... CONTENT!!  :)

And finally what have you learned this year that you would like to share with others?

You have to be grateful for what you HAVE and not dwell on what you don't. 

Giveaway Time:

And because Lena is so AMAZING she is giving away an "in post-ad" (a $35 value OMG) Just remember that entries are checked! Other than that GOOD LUCK!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Social #20

Hey ya'll sorry it has been so quite around here but this week has been so hectic! With all the crazy holiday hours at work and getting the last minute details ready for Christmas I didn't even have time to blog :( 

So I will be making sure that I don't go ever again without blogging for an entire week! That will be one of my New Year's resolutions (I will share the rest with you on the first!) Which is in only two days away! Can't believe that 2012 is almost over! And with that being said let's get things started with the LAST Sunday Social of this year!

 I am linking up with Ashley from Ashley's Carnival Ride & Neely from A Complete Waste of Make Up

1. Favorite New Years eve you’ve had before: 

Ringing up 2011!! My parents had gone out of town to California to visit our family over there, I couldn't go because of work. So under the circumstances I decided to throw a party! It was my first one ever and it was such a success (given the fact that I planned it probably like 3 days before) My friends all pitched in and my friend's boyfriend is a DJ so he offered his services! So awesome!

2. Are you doing anything for NYE this year and if so what?

I honestly don't think we are going out (which is a bummer because I turned 21 this year so I wanted to do something big) there is always (or at least I hope so) a next year.*sigh*

3. Name a book we should all read come January?

I myself haven't read any new books :( But I have started to make a list of books that I would love to read come next year:


4. What are your new years resolutions?

I just shared one with you all, but you will have to stay tuned to find out the rest!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sunday Social #19

This week's Sunday Social is all about "favorites"!  And of course I am linking up with Ashley from Ashley's Carnival Ride & Neely from A Complete Waste of Make Up

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Oh this one is easy, cookies and cream without a doubt!

What is your favorite smell?
It honestly depends on various things, like the weather, my mood, etc. It sounds weird I know but for example on rainy days I love the smell of wet grass, on snowy days I love the smell of hot cocoa. I also love the smell of the ocean and the smell of roses :)

What is your favorite TV commercial? 

" who are you calling a Cooty Queen you Lint Licker!" lol it NEVER gets old!

What is your favorite day of the week?
Due to work (and previously school) I honestly do not have one. I just look forward to my days off from both :)

What is your favorite way to waste time?

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I always carry a book with me and I read it whenever I can. Like in between classes, or when I am waiting for someone.

What is your favorite article of clothing? 

Oh I don't want to discriminate, I love all of my clothes. But if I had to pick just one I would say this top, I just LOVE the back.

Friday, December 21, 2012

College VoxBox

I recently received my College Voxbox from Influester, who gathered some items aimed toward college students!

Here is a little info about Influester just in case you are not familiar with it.

From their site:

What Is Influenster?

Influenster is a free-to-join community of invited trendsetters who live to give opinions of products and experiences. Influenster creates links between brands and members to reward participation and influence future products.
Basically, Influenster is a place for culture junkies to come together and share their unique opinions of products and experiences. Active members of Influenster get exclusive access to deals, promotions, and swag from brands that thrive off the input (the good, the bad, and the ugly -- they just want to know what's up).- via

The college VoxBox:

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I prefer the gel pens because they are easier to write with! And to be honest I love this pen! I've had to hid it from my boyfriend a couple of times because he loves gel pens.

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These came in handy during finals, I used to drink a lot of energy drinks until I read about all the side effects they can cause. I'm not much of a coffee drinker so I just gather energy from within me. The energy sheets weren't as effective as an actual energy drink but they were good enough without all those bad side effects!

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this design! This is the second pair I have received! (You can read about the first one here) to be honest I haven't tried them yet, I want to wear them on a special occasion So I will let you all know how they work later!

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I had never tried these before, I did a little research and I heard that the previous flavor(s) were kind of gross! So when I tried this one I was surprised, because they were actually pretty tasty! I ate 3 in a row lol so that should say something. 

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This eyeliner is just PERFECT for the upcoming holidays! Specially new years!! I tried it on to see how it looked on and I loved it! It is very easy to apply, you can really notice the glitter and it just gives your look a more fun and flirty feel!

This is my first box from Influester and I totally loved it! Some of the items were perfect during finals and some of them will be perfect during the holidays!

Have you tried any of these products? If so which ones?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A blogger day of silence.

Today's post is a post of love and respect to those little angels who lost their lives on Friday. PLEASE take the time to visit the following website and send a prayer to the families affected by this tragedy.


Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation.

Monday, December 17, 2012

The final xoxo

Due to school, work, and not having internet for a while I was forced to postponed my GG series posts that I was doing every Monday (you can read the last one I did here) But now that I have internet back and  finals are over (which you can read about here) I can continue with my series!

But today's GG post will have a twist, here is why: those who are all caught up with the latest GG episode will know that TONIGHT'S episode is the LAST one ( I know! So sad ) You read it right, Gossip Girl is ending tonight! And it seems that they are going to end with a BANG! Here is what we know about tonight's episode: 



And because I love GG so much and I am sad it is going to be over I am going to offer 60% off ANY ad (ends Sunday 23rd) when you use the code GGLOVER.

And to make things interesting let me know who YOU think the real Gossip Girl is. And if you get it right you will receive SIX months worth of ad space FREE!  That's right SIX months! 


The rules:
1)Must cast your votes BEFORE the start of the episode (before it airs on the CW at 7c)
2) You can only guess ONCE, so think about it carefully!

And in case no one get is right (which I highly doubt) or in case of a tie I will pick a winner at random!! 

My boyfriend thinks it might be either Dan or Rufus. I honestly have NO IDEA who it might be! But I am so excited to find out!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday Social #18

Time for Sunday Social!  I am linking up with Ashley from Ashley's Carnival Ride & Neely from A Complete Waste of Make Up

1. What is the wallpaper on your cell phone?

Well since I have the iPhone I have two backgrounds. This is the "locked" screen:

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Mommy's little girl, My dog Nahla.

And this is the "home"screen:

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My boyfriend being a silly goose while showing off his new skating helmet. 

2. What do you keep beside your bed?

Honestly?  Just pretty much my phone, a lamp, and the remote for the tv. Sometimes I'll have a glass of water.

3. What is your least favorite chore?


Dishes! I dislike hate doing them with a passion! That and cleaning the bathroom. blahh

                   4. If you could eliminate one thing from your
daily routine, what would it be?

Driving during rush hour. It is just the worst!

5. What do you do to vent anger?

Put on my Nikes and go for a walk or run!  It makes me clear my mind and it relaxes me. Remember these bad boys? They are from my Healthy Happy Life post from waaay back in June.

6. What is your favorite holiday of the year and why?

 Everything about it just seems more magical and special. I love it!

Friday, December 14, 2012


Wow, it has been a while since I've done one of these! You can read the last I did here. Anyways this is the last post I will do for the  year, why you may ask? I'll tell you why...


Woohoo! It's hard to believe that by this time next year I will be getting my diploma! Just the thought of it reminds me that all the late night study sessions and weeks of stressing out will be worth it!

So I thought I would share what my week looked like:



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Hope you all had a better week than I did!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Happy anniversary to my parents! 

I really could not have asked for better parents. They are my everything, my support system, my friends, my role models, my life. They have taught me to never give up, to be strong, and to work hard.

They have taught me what love looks like, and to never give up until I find it. And that love will conquer all those silly fights, disagreements, and bad moments.

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I hope to find a love and relationship like yours! May you have many more anniversaries filled with happiness. I am blessed to be your daughter. 
I love you both♥